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Education

New MSR Cycle ends June 15, 2021.
* PGA Members must earn a total of 54 MSR Credits

The NENY PGA Education Committee strives to cultivate and administer quality local education opportunities for our section professionals on an annual basis. These programs are also always open to any interested individual working in the golf industry and do not require PGA membership to attend.

PGA members receive 1 MSR Education credit per hour attended.

PGA of America Certified Professional Program

This is an online, career-enhancing educational curriculum that supports the goals of PGA members who are committed to continuously improving their business and teaching skills to meet the increasing demands of the golf industry. This online approach ensures “on-demand” access when your schedule permits, while reducing time and travel costs associated with traditional classes.

The program offers four certifications:

  • General Management
  • Golf Operations
  • Teaching & Coaching
  • Player Development

These four certifications follow the seven defined career paths (Golf Operations, Teaching & Coaching, General Management, Executive Management, Retail, Ownership/Leasing, and Player Development) of a PGA Professional.

PGA Master Professional Program

This is the highest education level to be achieved by a PGA Member. A Certified Professional pursuing Master Professional status must showcase their Career Path talent in order for the Master Professional Program Review & Evaluation Team to determine that a candidate:

  • Understands the varied skills and procedures required to demonstrate Mastery
  • Can Integrate and apply varied skills in Career Path-specific environments
  • Demonstrates actual day-to-day experience and expertise to validate Mastery

There are other prerequisites to begin this journey to become a PGA Master Professional

To learn more, click here.